Its that time of year again! W2s, 1099s, and 1098s are beginning to fill our mailboxes and we get the satisfaction of sitting in front of our computer to fill out forms in hopes of not having to owe any additional federal income tax. Since the majority of people will have to file taxes, here are some ways to earn miles or use discounts when doing so:
Log into your SouthwestRapidRewards Shopping portal and click on the link to file with Turbo Tax before April 18, 2017 to earn 1,000 Southwest points. These are partner points that will earn towards your Companion Pass.
Go through the Ebates Shopping Portal to earn 7.5% cash back
Log into your American Express account to see if you were targeted to receive an Amex Offer for Turbo Tax
If you have a Discover card, they have the same offer. Log into your account and check your Discover Deals for the offer
Log into your American Express account to see if you were targeted for an Amex offer for H&R block
Ebates is offering 10% in cash back by filing with H&R Block
For those individuals that will need to pay federal income taxes, Doctor of Credit has a great post on how you can make payments online via a credit card. Hopefully this will earn you points or cash back to offset the fees that it will cost you for paying with a credit card. Usually paying with a credit card only makes sense if you are trying to meet a minimum spend requirement on a card or if you currently don’t have the funds available.